The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

That’s impossible!

One of the more challenging parts of reading through the Bible is your encounter with the Law of Moses. Beginning in Genesis and stretching though Deuteronomy you discover more than 600


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Still thirsty?

We’ve seen how Jesus satisfies our spiritual hunger, but the Bible uses thirst as another picture of our longing for satisfaction. “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never go hungry,


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Satisfaction in Christ

We’ve seen that the Scriptures repeatedly compare our spiritual needs to our physical hunger. Jesus promises that those who come to him will never go hungry again. But what does that mean?


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Don’t eat so fast!

I remember an incident at the family dinner table when I was ten or so. My younger brother was gulping down his food, most likely so he could rejoin his playmates outside, in a game that dinner rudely had interrupted.


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Don’t just do something! Stand there!

The problem with proverbial advice is that it doesn’t come with instructions. We have “Look before you leap” pitted against “He who hesitates is lost.” This is the tension we feel when we need something done,


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Great Expectations

Disappointment may be a big part of life, but we never really get used to it, do we? Even the more cynical among us whose expectations are low sometimes discover they were not low enough.


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Attacking Anxiety

One of the more intimidating commands in the entire Bible is the first part of Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing.” You can almost hear people, maybe yourself, reply, “Seriously, Paul? I mean, have you met my boss?” Or “Really, Paul, you should have been here when I got back my medical test results.”


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Living in the Past

The Apostle Paul made clear that his focus was the present. He confessed his self-righteous past, renouncing it for the fellowship and riches of knowing Jesus (Philippians 3:13, 14).


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Sleeping Through the Storm

Working though Psalm 4, I was taken with how David described his response to his distress (vv. 2, 8). His honor was being questioned by his enemies, he is being lied about, and he is thinking through how to respond. He had asked God to intervene after recounting His previous faithful interventions.


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Embrace the Day!

No doubt there are many nights in which we long for the morning, and days we wish were shorter. We look for the day when the trial will pass or the pain subside. We wish this period of time were over so that a better time can come.


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